Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Randall Reads Erotic for Little Raven Publishing -19/01/2012


Recently I've fallen in with a mob called Little Raven, a Melbourne-based publisher of erotic short stories, novels, poems audio books and comics, who have been doing some great spoken word/storytelling gigs around town.

This week I'm their featured artist, with an audio recording of Except for 'Architecture in Helsinki' (text below) To listen to the recording click here

And check out the rest of their website, including recordings by other great authors here


Except For "Architecture In Helsinki"

with your cats watching us

with your glasses on
with one of my boots still on
with your shoes staying on
with the doors
remaining unlocked

when the next-press of the snooze button
could not be more than mere seconds away
when you are trying, so hard, to continue talking
with your friend on the phone
when you're already half way out the car door
when I really do have so much work to get done tonight
when no other cars have pulled up next to us
at the lights
when we pass that big empty park
near my parents’ place

someone wondering where we got to
the belt buckle still getting in the way
my thumb sitting in your mouth
and some annoying indy music on
in the background
anything that is except
"Architecture in Helsinki"
'cause that could really kill
any adequate blood supply
where it may be needed

without any restraints on volume
without having ever made it past the lounge floor
without being sure
your friend in the next room over
is really asleep yet
without walls any more solid or substantial
than the thin excuses used
in getting us back here
far away from the many possibilities
for well-behaved cowardice
without me
failing to notice how suddenly you were looking
in another direction
when I was looking
in your direction
without you
getting away with that, one last time.

and with you now
busily making that obligatorily-offered cup of tea
or coffee
I was ostensibly invited in for
but that neither of us really

really wanted.



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